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A Political Ceremony
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Active ImageThe US government is pursuing its plan to deploy a missile defense system in Eastern Europe, especially Poland and the Czech Republic and this has been faced with severe opposition from Russia. Despite extreme optimism toward US among Russian officials in the early years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, pessimism has been on the rise during the past half a decade.
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Black President in Black Continent
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Active ImageAlthough Africans were happy to see him, but behind their happy faces there was a profound sorrow resulting from years of war, poverty, and corruption and inattention of big powers to their humanitarian promises. Like many other nations, Africans expect Obama, who is of their stock, to be different; but will Obama live up to that expectation?
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Getting Even with Muslims
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Active ImageWhat is happening in China’s Xinjiang has widened the gap between the Chinese government and Muslims. From the very beginning, Chinese governments did not like Muslims and there have been frequent wars between them and various Muslim governments, in which one side or another has prevailed.
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Let’s Respect Different Political Opinions
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Active ImageListening to dissidents and respecting their views is the only rational way out of the current dire straits. It can not only solve the existing problems, but also improve government’s relations with “the whole Iranian nation”. The main issue is if dissident citizens were allowed to voice their demands through legal channels, there would be no need to risk their lives and engage with police and security forces, which should normally attend to more important things.
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Are US-Russia Relations Changing?
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Active ImageThe US President Barack Obama wrapped up his two-day Russian visit on Tuesday, June 7. Obama had arrived in Moscow on Monday accompanied by his wife and two daughters to emphasize on the need to bolster mutual cooperation and respect for civil rights, and democracy. Thus, he posed as a friend, and not a critic, of the Russian people.
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New US-China Ties
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Active ImageFrom Obama’s point of view, safeguarding regional security in Asia and the world calls for cooperation with China. Therefore, beside bilateral mechanisms in his strategic relations with China, Obama has pursued a new stage of regional interactions in East Asia in which cooperation with China is of fundamental importance. The outcome of the strategic thought of the United States in practice will be that China would be a strategic partner and not an enemy to the United States.
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Russia, US and the Case of Iran
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Active ImageRelations between the Russian Federation and the United States of America have gone through many ups and downs after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Although in the early years after the Soviet collapse, the Russian leaders regulated US relations based on a Westernized optimistic attitude but after the lapse of 2-3 years these ties turned a course towards fundamental transformation so much so that from the second half of the 1990s Moscow’s relations with Washington were formulated within the framework of Yevgeny Primakov’s viewpoints. In this way, Russia’s foreign policy vis-à-vis the United States was fundamentally transformed.
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Political Freedom Is Not “Soft Overthrow”
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Active ImageWe must defend our revolutionary values and accept that political freedom is in the context of Islam and conduct of our Imams as well as a major goal for the Islamic Revolution. We must be careful. To head off soft overthrow and defend the Islamic Iran does not mean that we should deprive people of their political freedoms.
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Arbitration Council, the Sole Solution
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Active ImageWhat has happened right now cannot be easily corrected. People have lost their trust and it can affect their future electoral turnouts. If they saw that legal officials are law-abiding, that trust might be restored, but if the law were administered unilaterally and with partiality, nobody could guarantee that the trust would be restored.
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Obama and Middle East: Behaviors and Challenges
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Active ImageObama rose to power through a totally different attitude to the Middle East while the Middle Eastern nations expect changes in past US policies. Obama’s Middle Eastern policy is a combination of achievements and challenges. Under Obama, the United States has been more active in the Middle East and that trend will possibly continue into the future.
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